Jul 13 2019

Groundwork Dallas: Parks Cleanup Volunteer Opportunity - Dallas (Every Saturday)

May 25 2019 - 9:00am to Dec 31 2019 - 12:00pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES EVERY SATURDAY

FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, 9 a.m. to noon

Join Groundwork Dallas at Hines Park, a hidden gem along Harry Hines Blvd. Help protect the park’s water feature, a haven for migratory birds as well as egrets and heron, by removing litter and debris.

Where:  Harry Hines Park, near the intersection of Harry Hines Blvd and Webb Chapel Extension. Parking is in the Xenco Laboratories Lot at 9701 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas TX 75220

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks and long sleeves.

Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or operations@groundworkdallas.org.


SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH SATURDAYS OF THE MONTH, 9 a.m. to noon

Join Groundwork Dallas at Frasier Dam Recreation Area, a unique 116-acre urban wilderness. Help us restore and improve this area through litter clean-up and removal, trail building, and maintenance.

Where: 9300 Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247. Take the I-35 South ramp off of Harry Hines Blvd; entrance is to the right just under the bridge.

**Look for the Yellow Feather Flags That Say ‘Parking’ to Find Us**

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks, and long sleeves.

DETAILS: Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or operations@groundworkdallas.org.

 

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge: Summer Camp - Fort Worth (June 10- July 29)

Jun 10 2019 - 8:00am to Jul 29 2019 - 5:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Fort Worth , TX

Looking for fun activities and ways to immerse your children in nature? Sign up for one or more of FWNC&R's Summer Natural History Adventures. The summer camps are available for students entering Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Kindergarten adventures are held on Mondays from 9 a.m. – noon.
First – 6th grade adventures are held Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on designated weeks.

Details and registration: Go to website the link below or call the Hardwicke Interpretive Center at (817) 392-7410.

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center: Wednesday Family Fun Days - Seagoville (Thru Aug. 21)

Jun 12 2019 - 10:00am to Aug 21 2019 - 12:00pm
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
655 Martin Ln
Seagoville , TX

Families are invited to come out to the wetland center and attend a variety of fun summer workshops.

Wednesday, June 12 - Kids Survival Basics 2.0 - Back by popular demand and with new skills!

Wednesday, June 26 - Under the Water's Surface: On the Hunt for Macros - Collect and learn about the critters in the wetland!

Wednesday, July 10 - Complex Leaves for a Compound World - Discover the many shapes of a leaf.

Wednesday, July 24 - Cattails: More Than Just A Hydrophyte - Discover just how many uses the cattail has!

Wednesday, Aug. 7 - You "Bee" Dancing: Get Your Pollinator Grove On - Learn about the importance of bees. 

Wednesday, Aug. 21 - Where is the Wetland in the Water Cycle? - Is the wetland where you think it is?

$6/child. Free/parents. Pre-registration required

Info: 972-474-9100 or ldunn@wetlandcenter.com

Oliver Nature Park: Nature Camps - Mansfield (Thru July 26)

Jun 24 2019 - 8:00am to Jul 26 2019 - 5:00pm
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Matlock , TX

Fun nature camps for ages 5-14 years. See website for details. $80-$150.

Trinity Park Conservancy: Trinity River Photo Exhibit - Dallas (Thru July 26)

Jul 1 2019 - 10:00am to Jul 26 2019 - 5:00pm
Janette Kennedy Gallery
1409 S Lamar St
Dallas , TX

This exhibit celebrates the winning photographs from the 2018 contest, which are on display at the Janette Kennedy Gallery. On Thursday, July 11, 6 p.m. to. 9 p.m., there will be an exhibit reception and celebration with the winning photographers; and on Thursday, July 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. there is a Photography Walk along the nearby Santa Fe Trestle Trial. The Trinity Park Conservancy is a Texan by Nature conservation partner. 

Green Dallas and Texas A&M Agrilife: Butterfly Gardening Class - Dallas

Jul 13 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Hall of State @ Fair Park
3939 Grand Ave
Dallas , TX

Learn tips to create butterfly habitat in your landscape by introducing a water source and feeders, as well as how to select the right plants as host species for caterpillars. We’ll also talk about our favorite native and adapted flowers that provide long lasting blooms as nectar sources to help your garden take flight!

Free but registration is required.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Electronics Recycling - Dallas

Jul 13 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road
Dallas , TX

Presenter: Terry Shultz, United Electronic Recycling, LLC

According to EPA the United States is estimated to have generated nearly 50 million tons of electronics waste in 2018 compared to 41.8 million tons worldwide in 2014. Currently the US produces about 14% of the world's electronic waste.

Join us for the July meeting of the North Texas Renewable Energy Group to learn what one North Texas company is doing to address this growing problem.

Terry Shultz is the Account Manager at United Electronic Recycling, LLC. She has more than 20 years' experience in the environmental industry, with 13-plus years in electronic recycling. Before working for UER, Terry founded and owned Verde Tech & E-Waste Collections, an electronics recycler and data security company.

Trinity River Audubon Center: Sustainable Living Fair - Dallas

Jul 13 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 Great Trinity Forest Way
Dallas , TX

Meet local people and organizations who are making sustainable lifestyles more feasible for people right here in Dallas. Learn environmentally-friendly techniques and tools for everyday life and enjoy a cool treat for purchase from Paleteria San Marcos while you explore.

Participants will enjoy free admission to the center for the day.

Black Vegetarian Society: Film Screening 'The Invisible Vegan' - Dallas

Jul 13 2019 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
DeSoto Convention Center
Black Box Theater 211 E Pleasant Run Rd
DeSoto , TX

An acclaimed new documentary explores why many in the African American community are embracing a plant-based lifestyle.

Joining us for this event will be Jasmine Leyva, who is featured in the film and is one of its directors as well. After the screening, Jasmine will speak briefly and participate in a Q and A session.

The film will start at 4 p.m. Vegan munchies will also be available for purchase from DeSoto African American owned restaurants.

Free. Please RSVP.

Lone Star Broads: Great Old Broads for Wilderness - Dallas

Jul 13 2019 - 6:30pm
Private home
13419 Spring Grove Avenue
Dallas , TX

We will welcome Mike Kruse from Great Old Broads For Wilderness national office in Durango, CO.  He will be here to discuss the action items Great Old Broads are involved with both nationally and locally. BYOB. This meeting will also be a potluck. Please RSVP no later than July 11.

The group is the North Texas Chapter of Great Old Broads for Wilderness.

Info: lonestarbroads@gmail.com